Boeing announces launch of BBJ MAX Family with first order

3 April 2014

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet MAX family of airplanes after receiving the first order from an undisclosed customer.

The order is for a BBJ MAX 8, which is based on the 737 MAX 8 and the newest business jet to join the BBJ family.

With new CFM International LEAP-1B engines and other aerodynamic improvements including Advanced Technology winglets, the 737 MAX will provide a 14 percent fuel-use improvement compared to today´s most efficient single-aisle airplanes. The fuel-use improvement is even greater at longer ranges typically flown by BBJ customers.

The first BBJ MAX will be delivered in 2018 without an interior, and a completion centre of the customer´s choosing will install the jet´s VIP interior. For more information, see www.newairplane.com.

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